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Carving a Life Size Statue #2: Detailing the Clay

06-06-2016 07:57 PM by Dennis Zongker | 19 comments »

After a month of working with clay I have finally got the customers approval of Jesus on the cross. So far it’s been a great experience learning human anatomy and learning so much about our Lord Jesus Christ, the little details and meaning behind each scar and location of the nails, ect. The clay model is at 1/2 scale 36” tall and the wooden Crucifix will be full scale at 6 feet tall. I am really looking forward to gluing and carving. I miss working with wood since I am a wood ...

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hand carved redwood bench #4: a smidgen of progress

08-25-2009 06:01 AM by kolwdwrkr | 10 comments »

Well we were able to put about 6 more hours into the bench project this weekend. The display cabinets have been consuming our free time, but I’ve decided to stop working on it at 5 and work from 5 to 8 on the bench. We still need to sand it all, screw it all together and shape the arm rests. It’s just sitting there and the mortises are what’s holding it together. I put the seat slats down onto it so I could test the comfort. I need to shape the front slat and radious al...

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Glue #1: Problems with glue adhering

12-21-2014 02:52 AM by WildWoodMan | 6 comments »

The wood is Cherry. {blk} (Jordan Creek area) Lehigh Co. /just put in shower an sprayed with hot water. then wrapped towels with bleach water. I used Dick Blick (Black Cat) {waterproof [yea right] India Ink}For the Black part of the Wild Walkin StickinThe wood is Popular which grew like Vine. Found near Wooded area of Little Lehigh Creek {Lehigh Co.} For the other part. I First cut the section I wanted to use, then striped the bark off/ sanded,then wrapped it around the way I wanted...

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My First Workbench #33: Leg Vise Chop Redux

08-23-2013 09:44 PM by RaggedKerf | 2 comments »

Okay, so if you follow this blog, you’ll know that last year I built a leg vice and attached it to the workbench I built over the summer. The chop on this vice was simply two pieces of 3/4” pine, about 6” wide, glued together and shaped (with some crude tools I had at the time and zero knowledge of what I was doing). Then I carved my initials and the year of it’s construction (2012) into it and made a nice little handle out of poplar. Well, it works. ThatR...

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Time Lapse Video, Hand Carving a Cabriole Chair Leg

03-19-2016 11:19 PM by Dennis Zongker | 9 comments »

Here is a time lapse video of me carving a chair leg, in real time it takes me 16 hours. In this time lapse video it is only 1 min 47 seconds, man I wish I could carve that fast in real life. Here is the video link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtzfpNueQCM I’m almost done with the 8 chairs that go with the dinning table I made a few months back. Here is a link to the table The first leg took me about 40 hours including a clay model, after a few legs I got my time down to ...

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Large picture frame commission.

02-15-2008 10:41 PM by Roger Strautman | 8 comments »

In this blog I thought you lumberjocks would be interested in seeing the whole process that I go thru when doing this picture frame commission. This is the picture that the owner wanted a carved frame for. As you can see by the photo the picture is out of the frame and I was able to take the frame with me so I could make the new frame the proper size for the picture. The new frame will be 3’-6” +- X 6’-6” +- so this is as large a frame I will have did to date. ...

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not so Koshuo Bench #3: Bench Seat Taper

05-13-2012 03:54 AM by AKSteve | 0 comments »

I Finally got some time to work on the Bench today ! woo hoo ! I scraped and sanded the top and bevelled the bottom half of the seat, I did it all manually with a smoother planer, block planer, and a japanese saw. The supports for the Cross braces for the Beams turned out nice, I love to do it by hand, it is so much fun! and it looks really nice, pictures tomorrow. I am building the Cross beams right now and I am not to sure about the design yet, I like it but it’s just not complete to ...

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Make a BRANDING IRON !

11-12-2015 08:49 PM by Tom Howbridge | 2 comments »

I shot the video for this in April 2015 but only now had the chance to edit it. check out the video! HERE https://youtu.be/EJEBAPN21oA I used an old soldering stick/iron which had a large piece of copper at the end I cut of the end and carved my initials mirrored with a hacksaw, wood chisel Thanks for watching if you enjoyed this video please consider sharing this video and check out my channel

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The Knights

02-01-2015 07:51 PM by JWags | 0 comments »

After taking a brief break to begin building a sewing center for my wife, I finally had time to get back to the chess set that I’m making. There is a 30 minute video on my channel that does the detail for those interested. But I also did a 4 minute version – the link is here: http://youtu.be/mDWNgDEaaXw Hope you enjoy! This is great fun!

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Handcrafted Country Carvers Throne PT 2

02-08-2013 10:10 PM by jjw5858 | 9 comments »

Well friends, it has been one cold temperature spell the last few weeks here in my shop as you may have realized from past blogs. I finally got a chance to tend back to my main project, something new to me as I have never created a seat of any kind before. I have found the process a lot to learn regarding proper pitch/splay when boring in the legs. It is really nothing all that complicated all the while nothing to get careless with either. Soon the time approached for me to address my i...

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